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Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011
29 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

The PinchukArtCentre presents a group show of the 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, first private nationwide contemporary art prize in Ukraine for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The exhibition features 20 new artists’ statements which were specially produced with the support of the PinchukArtCentre. The exhibition will be open from October 29, 2011 until  January 8, 2012.

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 were shortlisted by an Expert Committee from more than 1100 applicants. Among them: Daniil Galkin, Andriy Halashyn, Dobrynia Ivanov, Mykyta Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Taras Kamennoy, Olesia Khomenko, Alina Kleitman, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Lada Nakonechna, Serhiy Petlyuk, Serhiy Radkevych, Stepan Riabchenko, Mykola Ridnyi, Mykyta Shalennyi, Masha Shubina, Natasha Shulte, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Hamlet Zinkovskyi, Salmanov-Kornienko group (Oleksiy Salmanov; Dmytro Kornienko).

Watch the video profiles of the nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011

The project includes more than 60 works and will be on display on the 3rd and 4th floor, including a special installation in front of the PinchukArtCentre by Zhanna Kadyrova and a monumental mural inside of the historical Bessarabskiy market by Serhiy Radkevych. PinchukArtCentre continues with these two works to bring contemporary art into the public space embedding it in daily life.

Eckhard Schneider, Director General of the PinchukArtCentre: “The fact that almost half of the shortlisted artists in 2011 participated in the first PAC Prize exhibition in 2009, and that a half are newcomers - is a wonderful combination which shows that we are going in the very right direction, proving firstly that the experienced ones have the artistic capacity still to advance, and secondly that Ukraine has a growing reservoir of young talents. This show is an important step on a long march of commitment of the PinchukArtCentre for a future generation of a growing audience and a growing artists’ community in Ukraine.”

The PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 Award Ceremony took place on December 9, 2011 in Kyiv.

The winners of the Main and the two Special prizes were determined by the international jury who came to Kyiv:

  • Kate Bush, Head of Art Galleries Barbican (United Kingdom);
  • Ekaterina Degot, professor at Moscow Alexander Rodchenko school of photography and new media (Russia);
  • Olafur Eliasson, artist (Denmark);
  • Pavel Makov, artist (Ukraine);
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist, co-director Serpentine Gallery (United Kingdom);
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine);
  • Marc-Olivier Wahler, director of Palais de Tokyo (France).

Mykyta Kadan became the winner of the Main Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011.

Zhanna Kadyrova and Serhiy Radkevych were awarded Special Prizes PinchukArtCentre 2011, and Public Choice Prize went to Mykyta Shalennyi.

The winner of the Public Choice Prize was determined by the vote of the Prize exhibition visitors. The voting lasted from October 27 to December 4, 2011 at the PinchukArtCentre.

The winners of the Main and two Special Prizes, besides cash awards of UAH 100 000 and UAH 25 000 respectively, will have one month residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. Additionally, the winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 - international prize for young artists. The winner in the "Public Choice Prize” nomination will be awarded UAH 10 000.

Samsung Smart TV – Technical Partner of the exhibition of the 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011.